Dear EscapeMakers — Central New York is a great place to spend a weekend or a few days with the family, your significant other or a group of friends. Take the time out of your daily hustle and bustle to visit. Only a 4-hour drive from the city, there’s no excuse to miss out on all of the excitement that is offered in CNY! Take some time to try something different. Experience a unique wine…

Dear EscapeMakers — Dutchess County offers 800 square miles of breathtaking vistas; fascinating historic and cultural sites; family-friendly activities; artisanal food and wine offerings; and colorful fairs and festivals. Beacon Open Studios Weekend, May 13 – 14, Beacon, NY More than 70 Beacon-based artists display their creations for self-guided tours of their private studios. This free citywide event kicks off Friday, May 12th, at Oak Vino Wine Bar on Main Street, with an opening party…

Ithaca, New York is in Full Bloom. Indeed, Spring has sprung, and in Ithaca that means the greenery isn’t the only thing that comes to life. April marks the reopening of their nationally acclaimed Ithaca Farmers Market at Steamboat Landing, where you can literally kayak, paddleboard or boat up to shore. If you’re not the nautical type, bike or run to this community hub of art, food, wine and cider tasting, with live music and…

Dear EscapeMakers — Spring may have just arrived, but Ithaca NY is wrapping up the wintery weather in style! Before the snow melts, marvel at one of 150 majestic waterfalls that are frozen in time, and enjoy seasonal tastings at award-winning craft breweries and wineries. Dine at one of Ithaca’s renowned farm-to-table restaurants while relishing their warm and cozy ambiance. Engage in family-friendly, hands-on experiences at local museums and festivals. Enjoy the final frosty days…

Valid Thurs.- Mon.only for travel Jan. 5- April 24, 2017. Blackout dates apply Up to two children ages 2-15 may ride with each adult at half fare. Reservations 3 days in advance. Visit Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL. See offer page for full Terms & Conditions. Service on the Adirondack® is financed primarily through funds made available by the New York State Department of Transportation!         Dear EscapeMakers, Cozy up to Montreal and…

Celebrate in #corningflx this holiday season! Dear EscapeMakers — The holidays are a magical time in Corning and the Southern Finger Lakes. Charismatic small town store shelves are lined with the perfect gift for family and friends. Sparkly lights line snow covered streets while families are out celebrating the season at various traditional and unique events. Christmas cheer can be felt throughout the region at events where families and friends can visit with Santa, build…

  Dear EscapeMakers – We support our apple growers all year-long and although picking season may be over, get inspired to make a late fall weekend getaway! Many farmers still have open farm store hours and/or supply their local upstate restaurants with delicious apple baked goods. Watch our “Apples for the Holidays” video brought to you by the New York Apple Association and with support of  Greenmarket! …And if you’re anything like us after apple…

Dear EscapeMakers — The end is near! Grab your chance to peep brilliant fall foliage leaves and pick apples at pick-your-own orchards in NY – and only a few hours from NYC! Watch our apple/hard cider video (left) brought to you by the New York Apple Association and with the support of GrowNYC Greenmarket! Thanks to Pennings Farm, Warwick Valley B&B, Wilklow Orchards, Bad Seed Cider, The 1850 House and Hudson Valley Farm House Cider….

Dear EscapeMakers — There are still apples to be picked at pick-your-own orchards in New York State and brilliant fall foliage leaves to be peeped – and only a few hours from NYC! Watch our Apple Agritourism video brought to you by the New York Apple Association and with the support of GrowNYC Greenmarket!   Thanks to Pennings Farm, Warwick Valley B&B, Wilklow Orchards, Bad Seed Cider, The 1850 House and Stone Ridge Orchard. Visit…

  Dear EscapeMakers — Cider Week is almost here (10/21-10/30) and New York apple farmers and cider makers are counting on your support! It’s time to drink, pick, crunch and bake apples galore! Cider Week NYC celebrates craft cider by increasing its presence in top restaurants, bars, and retail shops across New York City through cider-centric tastings, dinners, classes and more! What’s your favorite apple? For a variety guide, nutrition info and recipes, visit New…